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Is it Helpful or Heavy Handed?

All I ever really wanted to do was be helpful, but what does that actually look like? There is a very fine line between being supportive and providing care and infringing on another’s autonomy; it is a much more complex dance than it seems like it should be. 659 more words


~ IF ~

Mr. Michael Matsuda is a business associate of dad’s, and someone he speaks to often. As a matter of fact, dad is speaking to him right now. 663 more words

Choices - The Hardest Choice I Ever Made, Guest Blog by Coral Swieringa

For the next few months, this blog will occasionally look at the concept of choice. It is true that “Life is a sum of all your choices.” But do we even realize that every response involves a choice, that we always have a choice?                                                       894 more words


Shopping Mom's Prescriptions

We spend almost  as much on prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for my mother-in-law each month as we do on food for a family of six! My mom and father-in-law both had many of their prescriptions covered by the VA, which kept their medication costs reasonable. 336 more words


Crushed under the weight of caring for aging parents

I am in mourning of a woman who is actually still alive, well not really.  My Mom’s soul is long gone and all that remains is her body.  136 more words

Trials In Marriage--Caring For Elderly Parents

My Mom has been gone for nearly three years, and it seems I’m missing her more now than I have in a while. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m grateful I have no regrets that haunt me about our relationship. 828 more words

Christian Marriage

Cherish the moment...

So many tragedies, so many tears – from the shooting in Oregon to the flooding in South Carolina grabbing headlines the same week…ISIS is still wreaking havoc in the Middle East and at home, we still haven’t established who killed little Seya..it’s a dark world and it is easy to drown in all in sorrow, in one big heap.. 464 more words